The Human Right to Science

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice (host committee)

Language: English

Article 15(1)(b) of the 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights states that everyone has the right “to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications.” In recent years, scholars have paid increasing attention to the human right to science. In the process, scholars have shed light on the social underpinnings and social implications of the human right to science. Accordingly, this session examines a series of questions. How have advocates and scientific organizations defined the human right to science? What are the policy applications of this right? How does the implementation of this right affect education, healthcare, climate policy, and development programs?
Session Organizer:
Mark FREZZO, University of Mississippi, USA
Mark FREZZO, University of Mississippi, USA
Margaret WEIGERS VITULLO, American Sociological Association, USA
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